By the way, doctor. I've always used a styptic pencil to stop the bleeding after I cut myself shaving. Recently, I tried it on a small sore on my face that was a little wet and looked infected. It healed up beautifully. Do you think it's safe to use a styptic pencil for that purpose?

Harv Health Lett. 2002 Mar;27(5):8.
No abstract available

MeSH terms

  • Alum Compounds / therapeutic use*
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
  • Facial Injuries / drug therapy
  • Hemorrhage / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Skin Ulcer / drug therapy*


  • Alum Compounds
  • Anticoagulants
  • aluminum sulfate